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McCreary, John J.; Marchant, Gregory J. – Reading Psychology, 2017
The relationship between reading and empathy was explored. Controlling for GPA and gender, reading variables were hypothesized as related to empathy; the relationship was expected to differ for males and females. For the complete sample, affective components were related to GPA but not reading. Perspective taking was related to reading…
Descriptors: Correlation, Empathy, Grade Point Average, Gender Differences
Peters, Scott J.; Engerrand, Kenneth G. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
The identification of gifted and talented students and the accompanying fact that most identification systems result in the underrepresentation of students from African American, Hispanic, Native American, English language learning, and low-income families are two of the most discussed and hotly debated topics in the field. This article provides…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification, Equal Education, Excellence in Education
Horn, Aaron S.; Asmussen, John G. – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
A significant challenge in higher education is to narrow the educational attainment gap between academically prepared and unprepared students. To this end, developmental or remedial education is intended to improve the academic skills and knowledge of students who are unprepared for undergraduate coursework, particularly in the areas of…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Bullard, Sue Burzynski; Anderson, Nancy – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014
Effective writing requires mastering grammar. For journalists, this mastery is critical because research shows poor grammar erodes media credibility. College writing instructors say students do not understand basic grammar concepts, and greater numbers of students are enrolling in remedial writing classes. This quasi-experimental mixed methods…
Descriptors: Grammar, Journalism, Writing Instruction, College Students
Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2014
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board established the NAEP Program of 12th Grade Preparedness Research to assess what NAEP can report on the academic preparedness of 12th grade students entering college and…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Grade 12, College Preparation, Career Readiness
Aucejo, Esteban – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
The sizable gender gap in college enrolment, especially among African Americans, constitutes a puzzling empirical regularity that may have serious consequences on marriage markets, male labor force participation and the diversity of college campuses. For instance, only 35.7 percent of all African American undergraduate students were men in 2004.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Enrollment Rate, College Bound Students
Alexander, Cathleen Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics, in general, and algebra courses, in particular, have been categorized as "gatekeepers" for higher education, better jobs, and even citizenship. For many low-income and working adults, community college is the institution where they choose to develop their mathematics understanding so they can pursue their dreams.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Definitions, Tables (Data), Longitudinal Studies
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The 2011 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 47th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Error Patterns
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Burns, Shelley, Ed.; Wang, Xiaolei, Ed.; Henning, Alexandra, Ed. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Since its inception, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has been committed to the practice of documenting its statistical methods for its customers and of seeking to avoid misinterpretation of its published data. The reason for this policy is to assure customers that proper statistical standards and techniques have been observed,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Data Processing, Statistical Data, Data Collection
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Annetta, Leonard A.; Dotger, Sharon – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2006
Training preservice teachers to develop a predisposition toward constructivist instruction is a major goal for many faculty in teacher education. One critical attribute of a constructivist teacher is a strong hold on pedagogical content knowledge. This study examined the prior knowledge of preservice science teachers and how that knowledge aligned…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Constructivism (Learning)
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Alt, Martha Naomi; Peter, Katharin – National Center for Education Statistics, 2002
"The Condition of Education" summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report, which is required by law, is an indicator report intended for a general audience of readers who are interested in education. The indicators represent a consensus of professional judgment on the most…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends
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Wirt, John; Livingston, Andrea – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This publication contains a sample of the 59 indicators in "The Condition of Education 2001." Since 1870, the federal government has gathered data about students, teachers, schools, and education funding. As mandated by Congress, the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) annually publishes a…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Academic Achievement
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Wirt, John; Choy, Susan; Gerald, Debra; Provasnik, Stephen; Rooney, Patrick; Watanabe, Satoshi; Tobin, Richard; Glander, Mark – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 59 indicators of important developments and trends…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, School Statistics, Educational Trends, Educational Indicators